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EMR Australia offers Australian residents the option to hire various meters. The following terms and conditions apply to meter hire:

Hire period is for seven days from the date on which the equipment is received. It is deemed to be received when it reaches the address or post office box of the hirer. EMR Australia PL inspects equipment for condition before sending it to the hirer and packages it carefully for transportation by post.

The hirer agrees to take good care of the equipment during the hire period and not to allow the equipment to be used by anyone outside his or her immediate family. The hirer agrees to return the equipment on or before the required date or to pay the necessary late fee. Late fees are calculated at $10 a day for one meter; $20 a day for 2 meters and $25 a day for 3 meters. These fees may be billed directly to the hirer’s credit card. If the hirer fails to return the meter(s) within one month, he or she will be charged for the full cost of the meter(s) and a $20 administration fee.

The hirer agrees to return the equipment to EMR Australia PL in good condition. If equipment is returned in a damaged state, EMR Australia PL has the right to charge the hirer for the replacement cost of the equipment. The hirer further agrees to return the meters carefully packaged for transportation by the postage method indicated in the kit. Should the hired equipment hired require repair during the hire period, the hirer agrees to contact EMR Australia PL and not to undertake any repairs him- or herself. EMR Australia PL will organise the repair or replacement of the equipment.

The hirer may return DE2 filters included in the deTekta hire package if they are in as-new condition, suitable for resale. If the DE2 filters or their packaging are damaged in any way, the hirer agrees to pay the purchase price for the filter(s).

EMR Australia PL’s meters may have some degree of inaccuracy and are intended to provide guidance of exposure levels. They are not to be used for medical, legal, certification or similar purposes.

The hirer accepts complete responsibility for any injury or loss resulting from the use of the equipment and agrees to indemnity EMR Australia against all claims relating to such injury or loss.

  • PF5 - Power Frequency 5 (ELF & VFL) Meter



    Ships to


    CKE : P-CK2L

    Dimensions: 11cm h x 6.3cm w x 2.1cm d

    Weight: 175 grams (incl battery and pouch)

    Shipping: Express/Signature on Delivery. Postage calculated at checkout based on your postcode.

    Our PF5 [Power Frequency 5] meter measures electric and magnetic fields from power lines, wiring, meter boxes, conductive pipes as well as electrical appliances and equipment.

    The advantage it has over many other meters designed for this purpose is that it measures both:

    • magnetic and electric fields from electrical sources;
    • an extended range of frequencies – from 20Hz to 50 kHz.

    Whereas most magnetic field meters measure fields in the ELF (extremely low frequency) range of the electromagnetic spectrum, the PF5 also measures fields from the VLF (very low frequency) range of the spectrum. This enables it to measure fields from:

    • induction cooking hobs
    • solar panel inverters
    • CFL globes
    • some LED lights.

    Identifying fields in the VLF part of the spectrum is important because these frequencies can produce much greater currents in the body.

    • For example, a magnetic field from equipment operating at 25 kHz induces 500 times more current in your body than the same field from equipment operating at 50Hz. So a 4mG magnetic field at 25 kHz induces the same current as a 200 mG field at 50 Hz.
    • Similarly, the electric field from a CLF globe is 3 times greater than that from a 60 Watt incandescent globe. However, it will induce a current 1500 times greater than does the incandescent globe.

    How to operate the meter

    The PF5 meter is easy to operate and to read.

    • Press the button once to turn the meter on. It is now measuring magnetic fields.
    • Press the button again and the meter is now measuring electric fields.
    • Each time you press the button, the meter will swap between measuring electric and magnetic fields.
    • To turn the meter off, press the button and hold for about 2 seconds. The meter will also turn off automatically after about 5 minutes of non-use to preserve battery life.
    • Coloured lights represent the magnetic/electric field measurement.
    • When 2 lights display at once, the exposure level is half way between the two.
    • The lights are colour coded – green, orange, red – for precautionary guidance on exposure levels.
    • Rotate the meter to pick up fields in every direction.

    You can download the users’ notes here.

    You can download additional user information here.


    • A line of coloured LEDS shows the level
    • Electric fields range: 5 - 200 V/m
    • Magnetic fields range: 0.2 - 20 mG
    • Resolution: 8 LEDs plus 7 middle points
    • Accuracy: 50 to 2000 Hz ±10%
    • Accuracy: 20 to 50000 Hz ±3 dB
    • with a useable response from 15 Hz - 70 kHz
    • Battery: PP3 9V Alkaline or Rechargeable
    • Current: 16-23 mA
    • Battery life: 25 hours (normal alkaline)
    • Low battery (6.7V) shown by red V/m LED
    • Size (mm): 110 x 63 x 21 (LxWxD)
    • Weight:140g incl.battery; 175g with pouch.
    • Guarantee: 2 year guarantee; if, after 2 years, the meter appears to be malfunctioning, the manufacturer has agreed to check it free of charge and repair where possible, as long as the owner pays the 2-way postage.

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